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the infrastructure of the police state is already in place freedom of speech advocates condemning the u.s. justice department. unprecedented intrusion. international efforts to find common ground on the syrian crisis see the israeli prime minister fly into russia to meet president putin. and a soyuz capsule brings a. five month mission. in
the afternoon here in the russian capital with me. the u.s. justice department has admitted to spying on associated press report a.p. condemned the sweeping foreign surveillance as an invasion of privacy and a threat to the freedom of press. has more on the story and its implications. the u.s. justice department secretly obtained two months of telephone records targeting a.p. reporters and editors work and personal phone numbers a few believes more than one hundred of its journalists may have been caught up in this surveillance week the boss called it a massive and unprecedented intrusion into how news organizations operate the justice department acknowledged having spied on a.p. journalists but would not say why it sought the records they cited an ongoing investigation a peace process and said the government sought and obtained information far beyond
anything that could be justified by any specific investigation now the guess is that the investigation had to do with a piece reporting on a cia operation in yemen last year and the government's possible hunt for leaks the administration's unprecedented one food leaks has had an enormous chilling effect on investigative journalism a number of journalists with major news organizations here told me that isn't it's never been as hard for them to do their job as it is now because sources that they had previously communicated with now either don't return their calls or say out front that they'd rather not talk they can go to jail the obama. has brought up more cases against whistleblowers than all previous presidents combined now as the news of emerged that the justice department has secretly cast this wife's a veil is that on journalists looking for we still don't know what the white house says it knows nothing about this and refers to the justice department and the justice department having acknowledged the phone taps came up with what some saw as as an orwellian response they said that they value the freedom of the press in that
they're seeking to strike the right balance between the public interest in the free flow of information and the public interest in the fair and effective administration of our criminal laws that's according to their statement well it's not clear what is behind dozens of a.p. joining their store their sources have committed to be caught up in this kind of a surveillance sweep but this is sending a chilling effect far beyond the associated press. to all journalists that their records can be intercepted and sifted through like this and also made some wish us authorities had to use some of that surveillance vaguer to keep an eye on someone like tom or of the boston bomber after all those red flags well or could it be that journalists are seen as more dangerous to national security these days correspondent guy nature can write well the white house insists it was in the dog or a guarding a surveillance all but analysts say the case fits right into the general trend of current government policies since nine eleven particularly we've seen the rapid
expansion of a police state in this country it is the infrastructure of the police state is already in place so the restricting of the flow of information by the government and its various mouthpieces this is part of this creeping police state and what i what i want to stress is that the effectiveness of the obama administration in persecuting whistleblowers shows not only the fact that obama himself is no different from any candidate that our president that came before him but also the fact that this is a comprehensive plan to shut out dissent in the united states we also spoke to activist caleb maupin who believes spying on a.p. reveals the u.s. government's hypocrisy when it comes to the freedom of the press it flies in the face of everything obama campaigned on about protecting protecting the press protecting whistleblowers this is this is very hypocritical all around the world
all the same not freedom of the press whenever they're trying to bring down destabilize the government in venezuela they don't like hugo chavez because he's defending the people so all the sudden they're talking about freedom of the press in venezuela but yet in bahrain there's a government that's in there is loyal to the u.s. government that it takes orders from wall street and all the sudden they look the other way while suppression. it's good to have you with us here in our seats today israel's prime minister is due in russia for talks with president putin and the latest in a string of international meetings focusing on the syrian crisis now it comes in the wake of israel's two air strikes near the syrian capital earlier this month. has gone off reports from our russia's black sea resort of sochi where the two leaders are slated to meet. the biggest problem is between russia and israel right now leaving syria moscow's shipments of the ass three hundred air defense systems to moscow has which is doing under arms deal signed a long time ago and the dual recent airstrikes over
a syrian territory allegedly conducted by israel which is still hasn't officially confirmed but hasn't officially rejected either but if the ask three hundred systems could only be used for defense purposes and to their ship and don't violate any international agreements then clearly an air strike of a country of another state sovereign territory definitely does but what we're seeing here now and benjamin internationals visit to sort she clearly illustrates that these stumbling blocks are currently being set aside sort of for a greater cause and that is finding ways to finally establish peace in syria these really prime ministers that feeling of the not the first official to come to russia to discuss syria recently first it was john kerry u.s. secretary of state who came to moscow then british prime minister david cameron fools who came here to sort she and then went on to the u.s. to speak with american officials now it's benjamin netanyahu we're also expecting.
u.n. secretary general ban ki moon to come here to sort you also to discuss syria as well and all of this perhaps scholz that we are witnessing a change of the approach by many countries since most questions the since the beginning of the problem were clearly standing on the side of the rebels while what we're seeing now are efforts to get both the syrian authorities and the opposition to finally sit down at the negotiation table and. discuss ways to establish peace in the country which russia has been calling for basically since the beginning of the conflict in syria. well israel is one of the countries with the most to gain from a fast resolution to the syrian conflict it's already being affected by the spillover from the crisis there is some believe it only has itself to blame as aussies middle east correspondent paula slater explains. it's
a new offer and stand here so that we have to think. of one or two ways we have to think one hundred times a day what to do with. armed men that have been given the green light to fire into israel retaliated by damascus for tel aviv the tack last week israeli officials have still not gone on record admitting they carried out two air strikes in forty eight hours but most people here are certain they did and damascus is certain of it it didn't mince its words calling israel's actions a declaration of war the criticism echoes in israel as well arab citizens took to the streets to protest and while divided over their support of a side they were clear on one thing israel's actions are wrong jobber sol is a twenty four year old university student despite being some two hundred fifty kilometers from syria his heart is with its people. israel gives itself permission to attack other countries but does not accept any other country doing the same to
with this strike cannot be legitimate in israel should be judged in international courts. but far from being judged israeli support the actions of the government would be very frank i don't think that if we would have to do. for you we would've. remember even. i think. it's a very small element on a very long. problematic relations between israel and syria but it might just catch up with the israelis assad says he's borders are open for palestinians wishing to take military action against the jewish state a sure sign some say that tel aviv has shot itself in the foot. has lost. never had a. tactic no official israeli policy is to prevent.
progs first of all most unfair. i wonder if this is logical policy i doubt it very much and some in israel fear the violence one stop at the border after they finish from doing this very we'll go head to haifa. to. deliver. them as what was once israel's most peaceful border threatens to become its newest battlefront policy r.t. television. meanwhile a video purporting to show syrian rebels mutilating has led human rights watch to condemn them for descending into sectarian violence and revenge killings the footage allegedly shows the founder of a rebel brigade cutting open the chest of a dead soldier and the exposed the man is reportedly swearing to the lives of the
soldiers of the dog more on this disturbing video and the reaction from human rights activists on the web site right now. and i still ahead for you in the program here a massive. libya's restive city of benghazi once again putting the country's internal security into question and later this hour here on the program we take a look at why violence is still the order of the day in libya almost two years since the western backed revolution. three. plus the community in northern england is forced to plug itself into the world wide web after broadband providers said it wasn't worth their while to provide internet access also. use. the commander of the. expedition sings a song before heading home and shows how different life is in it that is just a minute away here on out.
nearly one hundred kuantan of the detainees are screaming for justice. where is the end for good. it's all to live from moscow or the kaiser report in fifteen minutes from now though so use the space capsule has successfully touched down on the cassock step of bringing home the thirty fifth i assess expedition under the command of canadian chris hatfield and while in orbit the team leader released a series of videos showing how everyday life takes on a whole new dimension in space. sean thomas reports from mission control just outside moscow. the crew of. zero seven m. has returned to earth safely landing in kazakhstan at just after six thirty in the morning moscow time and this is an incredibly experienced crew with russian
cosmonaut. this is his second flight chris hadfield from canada this is his third spaceflight and thomas marshburn united states astronaut this is his second between them seven space flights with this incredibly experienced crew now it's always a great moment here at mission control when that capsule lands and they can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they have accomplished a mission and done something pretty special now on this particular mission just a couple of days ago showing that nothing is ever routine when it comes to space travel thomas marshburn had to do an emergency spacewalk to help fix what was detected a coolant leak at the international space station that was a last minute decision that they decided to send him out just days before he was scheduled to depart the international space station chris hadfield from canada has actually in particular gotten a lot of media attention he is arguably the most savvy social media
astronaut in the history of space travel having almost nine hundred thousand twitter followers now one of the things that he became known for is conducting in experiments in space connecting to regular people one of the experiments was showing people what it's like to cry in space what happens to tears with no gravity i mean they can't fall down so he simulated the conditions in space and produced a dramatic video one other thing he produced the video what happens when you bring out a wash towel in space and shows what happens to the water and all sorts of interesting things with the surface tension and where does the water go if it doesn't actually fall to the ground chris hadfield is also in the process or has just completed recording of the first commercial album in space so these are some of the things that they've accomplished on this particular mission but as of now the crew so is zero seven am back on earth safely and everyone that can know that a job was well done and mission accomplished. reporting. including the number of
hunger strikers being force fed at guantanamo bay now it's up to twenty. to keep people alive following the more than three month protest on the website all the details of the story as well as a timeline of the hunger strike. and. death squads with the disappearance of dozens of locals on the website you can find all the information.
libya's second largest city in the crowded area one of two main hospitals killed thirteen and wounded many more. between libya. and of course the u.s. pullout its embassy staff. it believes the western states support for the revolution coming back to haunt them. it's been over two years now since the western backed war of aggression and regime change was launched against the gym here the former political system in the north african state of libya i believe that these are recent attacks that have taken place in benghazi in the eastern region of the country which is the cradle of the counter revolution against gadhafi is a manifestation of this disintegration are within the political and economic system
inside the country regard to the loss of us and potential loss of british and other european personnel their political costs associated with such loss or potential losses and this is why they have downscaling their diplomatic staff in these countries we've seen the targeting of police stations and other security apparatus inside the country and the u.s. knows as well as the european countries are quite aware of the fact that if they do lose any more personnel inside of libya because our political ally destabilization inside their own countries. straight to france to open up the all the world update now. celebrations off the winning the football the title was mobbed by clashes in the french capital the fighting broke out after around fifteen thousand fans waited for over an hour for the players to turn up in the city center but when the team only appeared for a few minutes and failed to make
a victory speech supporters frustration boiled over into bottoms and there go the white police they were called out in force to disperse the rioters with take us. police have identified a man that they suspect opened fire on a mother's day parade in new orleans has nineteen year old king scott he has a criminal record which includes the possession of firearms drugs and resisting arrest and nineteen people were wounded during the mass shooting at sunday's parade children as young as ten among them. an abortion doctor in philadelphia has been found guilty of murdering three babies after they were born at his clinic come it goes no performed illegal operations for late patients killing some infants who were still alive with scissors prosecutors said the clinic dubbed the house of. a fetus is being stored in jars to help go up to two million dollars a year a decision on whether he'll face a death sentence will be made later this month. and to bangladesh where about three
hundred textile factories near the capital dhaka reportedly been shut down because of protests by the collapse of a fact rebuilding last month jonah's decided to close down because of almost daily riots by workers employed demands include salary increases as well as the death penalty for the owner of the run up plaza factory which a lapsed last month search and rescue operations at the side door into a close though they have recovered over a thousand bodies. and many of the factories affected by the bangladesh collapse and resulting protests were making goods for foreign retailers in about five minutes these financial gurus max keiser and stacy hope that compared the value of cheap clothes and human lives seen by western business. the deadly factory collapse in bangladesh more than two weeks ago has led to calls for retailers to change the way they do business overseas but a new poll and interviews with shoppers at stores whose garments were manufactured
at the ruined factory show that pressure for changes on likely to come from americans few of whom have heard much about the collapse most of whom care more about prices than safe labor conditions right well like the cigarette companies you know they put the pictures of people's cancer ridden longs on the packages to try to advertise to them what happens when they smoke cigarettes i think prime mark should have photos of people factory workers crushed at the factory dead their limbs akimbo with their arms and legs and skulls crushed so big that's the price for the cheap clothes at prime market it's not just crime arc it's every single clothing and shoe manufacturer in the world pretty much uses these sort of factories in these sort of conditions and it's either they say it's the consumer or they say it's just the consumer that doesn't want to pay the extra five six seven cents that it would require to build safety measures into these factories but it's also the investor the investor wants its highest profit margin that's possible to
extract as much equity so it all goes back to the banks and the central banks and their central and their policies that people like paul krugman supports of paul krugman by supporting the bank of england in the federal reserve bank's ultra low interest rates is supporting wal-mart's ability to squeeze the economy to the point where factory workers have to die so that big fat obese american tribal diets get a deal on a t. shirt. because reports in about ten minutes time from now here we're not seeing the mean time they were the u.k. government's moving to a system which will eventually see most benefits claimed via the internet but could be bad news though for many people in rural areas who aren't even close to being on line. surf three hundred one community in northern england which has been forced to plug in so often. the rolling hills unveils a delicate english countryside eight but what lancashire in the north of england has in secluded d.c. it lacks in laws and in a city despite major provided be tivo putting
a feast in profits local communities like these haven't felt the benefit and have had to dig deep into their own pockets and land to try to get connected we have on camera appreciate that he sees. how rich is one of the. hard choice over in the distance surveying they share yeah i'd say just look at this force to see a population that is just no economically viable for them to come out right away early to connect up the free will so. far as they say are concerned the. homes in the countryside will have to carry on with the old couple was through the telephone because you know economically viable or no i cannot believe all bull . but we were told only cheese coffee and cake at the project
could grow old bands to the rural north all bond the shoot might be in the early stages still but it could be set to make this quietly cool setting a cool uble internet hotspots they have a fading into the ground by world think cable that provides the input that connected all of this has taken a year is ok. as you can see behind me a lot of hard work when the ball and to vote for the best part about it is that once it's all up and running this area is going to how much both the internet connection then the u.k. average it's unlikely bt will be daunted by this local competition yet but the project is attracting high level attention. to government he's he's actually now seriously looking. can this be an example as i said for other areas and hopefully now they've actually seen a bill not the funding on the ground regime to allow smaller groups like this to
access the major forms that we're rolling out across the country back in the fields and it's all hands on deck as volunteers look to get the community hey connected and i see just going to go around and talk to one of the other people volunteering to even involved in this heavily is. what else does it mean because all they see is providing the internet connection and that is a way of bringing the community together isn't it. yes. i mean as you can see his. message met each other before thawing themselves were cold for you. there are a lancashire in the north of england. was going to pleasure having you today here on just a moment the skies of the kaiser report that it's just around the corner. the
illusion of safety trumping you're right seems to be the main political theme of post nine eleven america i notice pushing the keep you safe at any cost more than new york billionaire mayor michael bloomberg who originally had to defend his stop and frisk strategy after giving a speech to police brass stop and frisk is the practice of just being able to search anyone in new york at any time for any reason with your hands this gestapo style practice has been in place since two thousand and two but thankfully was finally recently found to be unconstitutional by a federal judge you know the fourth amendment all the talk about no unlawful search and seizure seems pretty clear to me why did this take so long to figure out despite that. constitution thing stands firm with his policy to occurring if you end street stops looking for guns they will be more guns on the street and more people will be killed it's just that simple well to that i would say if you stop
nazi style first kings of random innocent people there will be more freedom on the streets it's just that simple but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report i'm max kaiser chickens without their brains could be mass produced for human consumption so-called experts say that removing parts of their brain would be a more humane and stress free way to treat the animals which are subjected to life without natural light and packed into fecal filled cages on factory farms catering to consumers interested only in the lowest price possible on their tumor filled chicken wing ready meal to further reduce costs spend suggested that the chickens
have their feet removed to make room in the fecal filled cages the brainless footless chicken may be the food of the future but as the consumer of today stacey yes max that was a real headline from last year food of the future mass produced chickens without brains and these are philosophers and architects who are looking at more humane ways to raise these factory farm chickens which currently live in complete darkness which is very stressful for them packed into cages and they figured that you know if they removed the cerebral cortex it would be less have less sensory perception and just leave the brain stem so that it continues to grow and one of the theories is that they would put electric shocks into the muscles so they have some muscles that develop the meat you are what you eat. and i think this is an appropriate development in the mass produced chicken development world is to simply have chickens without any heads or chicken without any feet because this is what the
consumer demands the consumer there they don't have the courage to decapitate themselves they have the courage to hang themselves they don't have the courage to top themselves so instead they're going to be decapitated headless feedlots chicken well in fact there is a such things as. old pros any antidepressants anti-anxiety drugs and people consume them a mass quantities which is targets the exact same area as well the cerebral cortex so you don't have any sort of sensory perception some people are in fact doing it regardless what you think it's a form of decapitation but i want to relate it to what the consumer is like today the drug addled consumer the decapitated consumer bangladesh factory collapse poll finds americans with little awareness outrage the deadly factory collapse in bangladesh more than two weeks ago has led to calls for retailers to change the way they do business overseas but a new poll and interviews with shoppers are stores whose garments were manufactured .